The open concept living space is perfect for family - there's a spot for everyone!

Cook up a delicious meal in the spacious kitchen with stainless steel appliances.

The oversized dining table seats 8, and there is additional dining on the outside deck.

Can you feel the sunshine and cold drink in your hand?

There's also additional seating for 4 at the breakfast bar.

The kitchen features stainless steel appliances and gorgeous countertops.

There's plenty of seating in the living room for the family to relax and watch TV on a rainy day.

The master bedroom located on the first floor features a king bed and flat screen tv with BluRay. Fancy a breeze? Just fire up the remote controlled fan.

Oh, and the details! The front entryway has wood ceilings and barn style doors. And just to your left is the laundry/mud room proving form and function aren't always mutually exclusive.

The laundry room features a brand new washer/dryer and a sink and countertop for folding clothes.

The stairs leading up to the second level are beautifully done in wood.

Leave the french doors in Guest Master #2 (king bed, 2nd floor, flatscreen TV) open on those cool fall nights for a great breeze.

The sun deck provides a great spot to catch some rays or relax with a book in the evening

The Bunk Area makes for an adorable spot for the kiddos where each can drift off to sleep with their own personal tv.

Guest Bedroom #3 has 2 double beds, a private bathroom, flatscreen tv and walk-in closet large enough for even the most well appointed wardrobes.

The private and screened in porch is great for the late night card games after the little ones are in bed.

There are 2 off street parking spots directly in front of home - not that you'll need the cars very often with the easy walk to the beach.

A rarity in the Watersound area, there's plenty of wooded space separating West Beach Way from the other homes, giving it a very private feel.

When the dinner bell rings, you'll have a difficult time leaving this gorgeously designed zero entry pool. Good thing it's less than 1/2 block from the home.

This community was built to compliment the natural surroundings of trees, wetlands and dunes.

It's just a 5 minute stroll down this scenic boardwalk to the gorgeous white sands you'll only find at the beaches of the Emerald Coast.

And this is why you're here, right? The boardwalk leads to a stretch of beach that's a bit of a secret, so it's very private and seldom used.

The Home

Lotus By The Sea
Tumble home from the ocean
  • Guest Bedroom 2
  • Master Bedroom 1
  • Guest Bedroom 3 Guest Bedroom 3
  • Bunk Area
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 Full Bathrooms & 1 Half Bathroom
  • 2303 FT2
  • 2 Parking Spaces
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Nestled between the clear blue waters of the Emerald Coast and the 1,995-acre Deer Lake State Park is a retreat ready to welcome you and your family with open arms. Part of the gated, amenities-filled WaterSound® West Beach community in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, Lotus By The Sea gives you instant access to a plethora of all-ages activities that you can take advantage of throughout your stay. So go ahead, drop your luggage off in the mud room and head back out to the winding boardwalk that will take you directly to the white sands of the Gulf coast. Salt water not your thing? Take a leisurely, half-block stroll over to the spacious, zero-entry pool and make camp there for the day. You can also hike the trails or have a picnic in the park, brush up on your strokes on the 12-hole putting greens, or relax and drop a line in the community’s fishing pond. The choice is entirely up to you.

But we understand that you might want to get settled in your home first. Even though it was built in 2014, the first thing you’ll notice is the rustic charm of the exposed wooden beams and customized woodwork throughout the halls of the house. We think that the bright, natural colors will truly brighten up your day, too.

Travel down the first floor hall and you’ll find the Master Suite, complete with a large king bed, flat screen TV, his and hers sinks, and a spacious walk-in closet. Also on the ground floor is the living room that opens to a large, modern kitchen with commercial-grade appliances scattered throughout. It’s perfect for entertaining and feeding all the hungry mouths after a long day of outdoor events. Don’t feel like making a mess? Simply head down to the communal, outdoor grill and fireplace in the neighborhood’s commons.

Upstairs offers fun for the whole family. First, there’s a second master room with a king bed, flat screen TV, private bath, and a private balcony to take in the beautiful park view that this home has to offer. Bickering between the kids will be minimized, as each of the beds in the clever little bunk nook is equipped with its own flat screen television and reading light. There is also a full bedroom with two full-size beds and another private bath. So go ahead, extend the invitation to your extended family. There’s plenty of room – and plenty to do – when you stay at Lotus By The Sea.

The Layout

Second Floor

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Outdoor Areas

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The Neighborhood

WaterSound
Emerald Coast Florida

The InvitedHome Difference

  • Simple reservations

    We’ve designed our online booking to be as simple as booking a hotel room—except you get an entire, amazing home. Need help finding the perfect place? Just call. We’re here if you need us.

  • 24/7 Service

    Inspired. Dedicated. And committed to providing you with the Best. Vacation. Ever. It’s part of our peace of mind promise. So just like a hotel’s front desk, we offer 24/7 guest services throughout the course of your stay. We’ve built a team of hospitality professionals from some of the finest hotels in the world. So should you have any questions, thoughts, or concerns during your vacation, rest assured we’ll have an answer or solution right away.

  • Handpicked Homes

    Every vacation you take is special. And we believe the home you stay in should be, too. Each and every home is exclusively hand picked and meets our meticulous standards. That’s why whether you’re looking for a sprawling estate or that quaint rustic cottage, you can be confident each is of the highest quality to meet your high expectations. And we certainly have no problem showcasing all the details of each home with crisp photography, accurate descriptions, and even all the little quirks that make it such a unique place to stay.

Your Escape Squad

Meet the People Who’ll Be Taking Care of You
Emerald Coast

InvitedHome provides cleaning, repair, and inspection services for every home in every destination. That means you can expect a consistently great experience no matter where you go.

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Vacation Consultant
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General Manager
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Assistant General Manager

Guest Reviews

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Thank you - we will look forward to returning!

We had a wonderful time here and enjoyed the comforts provided for us. It truly felt like our home. The kids loved the bunk area (and TVs) of course. The beds are amazingly comfortable and the overall experience here was awesome. We were very blessed to have found such a beautiful place to spend quality family time together. Thank you - we will look forward to returning many times.

Susan W
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Beautiful Home on a quiet corner.

If you're looking for a private beach home this is the place! The house is in the very back of the neighborhood right across from the community pool and private boardwalk to one of the most beautiful beaches in Florida. Our family of 6 had more than enough room to spread out. The bunk area was a big hit with our 11 yr old son. We thoroughly enjoyed the park like setting of the neighborhood and all the winding paths for our morning walks. It's hard to find any cons to this home. We have been coming to Florida for 20 years and this by far was one of our best trips. The only thing we missed was waking up to a beach view, but everything else made up for that. The staff of invited home was amazing and very helpful if we had any questions they answered them immediately. THANK YOU AGAIN! #BESTVACATIONEVER

Kerri L.

The Amenities

You’ll enjoy all the amenities you would expect at a fine hotel

From fresh towels and linens to soap and shampoo -- they’ll all be waiting for you upon arrival. But because each one of our vacation homes is so unique, you’ll also enjoy some you might not expect. Take a look below to see what some of this home’s top amenities are.

Top Amenities

  • Fitness Center (additional cost)
  • Shared Outdoor Pool
  • Parking Off Street
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Wireless Internet (Wifi)
  • Walkway To Water
  • Porch
  • Gated Community
  • Beach Nearby
  • Community Pool
  • Outdoor Dining

What You Should Know

What We love

  • This home is one of the closest in WaterSound West Beach to the pool and the beach.
  • The gated community is beautiful and quiet, with very little traffic - perfect for families with children.
  • The screened in porch is perfect for enjoying bug free evenings outdoors.

What to know

  • You'll want to rent bikes to experience everything the area has to offer, and we'd be happy to help arrange this.

What to expect after booking

  • You'll receive a confirmation email shortly after booking.
  • If you've booked more than 60 days prior to your arrival date, we'll send you an email requesting your final payment as that date gets closer.
  • Once you're paid in full, we'll send you an email with the check-in information for your stay, including property access and who to call in case of a problem.

The Particulars

Check-in is at 4:00pm & CHECK-OUT 10:00am

We’re always happy to make you happy. In some cases, it may be possible to grant an earlier check-in or later check-out depending on the booking and maintenance schedule. However, early check-in and late check-outs cannot be guaranteed until 24 hours prior to check-in or check-out date. Please “check-in” with our team for further details.

Cancellation Policy

  • Hit the "Book Now" button a bit too soon? No worries. We offer a 24-hour grace period where any reservation made is eligible for a full refund. Hey, it happens.

  • Your initial payment is 50% of the total, with the remaining balance due 60 days out from checkin. After the 24 hour grace period, all payments become non-refundable.

  • We encourage you to double check everything before you book to make sure you've selected that perfect home, at the ideal time. And while we're on the subject of peace of mind, ask us about our travel insurance package. It's just another amenity we offer to make booking your stay as relaxing as possible.

Rules to stay by

  • Everyone in your group must be over 25 or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian
  • Smoking is strictly prohibited at this property
  • Pets are not allowed at this property under any circumstances
  • The maximum occupancy is 10 people
  • The maximum number of cars at the property is 2
  • A credit card preauthorization of $650.00 is required at the time of check-in as a damage deposit
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